Navigation Links
Injury Patterns Similar for 'Circus' Artists, Elite Athletes
Date:5/30/2008

Most injuries occurred to muscles, tendons, analysis finds

FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Cirque du Soleil performers have injury patterns that are similar to those of elite athletes in competitive sports, say researchers who analyzed 18,000 such injuries between 2002 and 2006.

Injuries of the knee and ankle were most common, and the shoulders accounted for half of all injuries to the upper extremities. Most injuries (45 percent) occurred to muscles and tendons. Fractures and head injuries were rare, together accounting for less than 5 percent of all injuries.

There was no difference in the anatomical location of types of injuries suffered by males and females, and the pattern of injuries remained consistent from year to year, the study found.

"The common types of injuries you see in trained elite athletes are not unlike what the Cirque du Soleil artists are experiencing when they get injured," study author Dr. Ian Shrier said in a prepared statement.

"There are acute injuries such as sprains and strains, and overuse injuries such as tendonopathies. After they rehab, just like other athletes, they have the opportunity to return to performance. It takes high-caliber conditioning and discipline to be a Cirque performer, just as it does to be an elite athlete in any sport," Shrier said.

The findings were presented this week at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, in Indianapolis.

Cirque de Soleil officials said they plan to use the injury surveillance data to identify injury trends and to develop and implement programs to minimize injury rates.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has more about sports injuries.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American College of Sports Medicine, news release, May 28, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Saline Reduces Mortality for Brain Injury Patients
2. New Study Reports High Injury Rates for Hotel Workers, Even Higher Rates for Women and Nonwhites
3. Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing
4. Large intensive care study reveals vital recommendations for treatment of brain injury patients
5. Cialis Eases Erectile Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury
6. Physical Therapist Provides Injury Analysis for Fantasy Football
7. Acute lung injury patients one-third less likely to die in closed model ICUs
8. FDA approves knee-injury device for humans
9. Type of ICU Influences Lung Injury Survival
10. No strong evidence linking amateur boxing with long-term brain injury
11. Serious Injury Rare With Police Tasers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has ... he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The ... first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events ... turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. ... tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida ... their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers ... as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. ... magazine’s Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay ... be presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic ... Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP ... that have already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Diagnostics The World Market for Companion Diagnostics ... diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today that ... e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest decision ... value to their clients by offering a state-of-the-art ... relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform of ... full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a preferred ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: